A systematic method for estimating the populations of Greek and Roman settlements

  title={A systematic method for estimating the populations of Greek and Roman settlements},
  author={John W. Hanson and Scott G. Ortman},
  journal={Journal of Roman Archaeology},
  pages={301 - 324}
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